Italy again. This time in the form of some crisp glassware.
These vibrant, geometric vases are from Murano. They are probably by the Mandruzzato glass works and I think they were made in the early 1970s. Eye-catching they are too, with cased layers of red, gold and clear glass. The polished, faceted surfaces give a cold, hard feel and an ultra-modern look of purity.
Although Murano faceted vases were made in various colours, I particularly like these bright red examples.
There's lots more information on faceted glassware (and other 20th Century glass) here: Mandruzzato glass